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Education Diagnostician

Summary Information:
Employer: Indianapolis Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Educational Diagnostician
School / Org: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location Indiana
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN4600144069
Posting Date: 20 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Education Diagnostician

Location or Department: Special Education

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

- Implements and maintains a comprehensive program of diagnostic services for the district, which adequately meets all local, state, and federal requirements.
- Conducts and coordinates re-evaluation and initial evaluations of students referred for evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.
- Composes a written report that addresses each aspect affecting a childís education in the Least Restrictive Environment that meets Article 7 timelines.
- Interprets a variety of data from various professionalsí evaluation data to the case conference committee and makes recommendations for remediation of student deficiencies; makes recommendations for appropriate placement of students with disabilities.
- Provides assistance to regular and special education teachers in the area of formal student assessment and assists, as needed, in the implementation of the individual educational plan.
- Consults with administrators, counselors, teachers, nurses, related service professionals, and parents regarding gathered data.
- Insures compliance with state and federal requirements relating to educational assessments and paperwork.
- Maintains confidentiality of student records.
- Assures that procedural safeguards have been explained to parents.

Education and Experience:
- Masterís Degree in Special Education
- 5 years teaching experience in special education

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Valid Indiana License in special education (Mild Intervention)

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Specific qualifications include:

- Working knowledge of federal and state special education laws (IDEA and Article 7), rules, and practices;
- Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodology of special education;
- Broad knowledge of Indiana and IPS special education policies, procedures and programs;
- Strong program or project management experience with extraordinary attention to detail and professionalism, and the ability to organize, plan and execute multiple projects simultaneously;
- Ability to adapt to changes quickly, proposing and implementing thoughtful solutions;
- Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Google Sheets/Forms/Docs;

Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to communicate well with stakeholders at all levels, and collaborate, attain and grow effective partnerships to meet common goals;

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
The Educational Diagnostician directly manages multiple communication systems, programs, supports, and resources for parents to better establish relationships with schools, staff, and partner organizations. This position has no direct reports.

Personal Work Relationships:
The individual in this position works with a wide range of IPS staff, partners, administrators and service providers on routine and diverse problems encountered to fulfill its special education duties. The individual must possess and employ a variety of personal and interpersonal skills in the discharge of the positionís responsibilities. This position requires a positive attitude when dealing with staff and IPS constituents. Good judgment, discretion and individual initiative are necessary for the effective discharge of the positionís significant responsibilities.

Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and use hands to complete tasks requiring fine motor skills including writing and typing. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described in this document are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


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